IR Bronze Member

Kazuto Yamamoto

Partner Daiichi LPC

Member Details

  • Japan

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • IP - Trademark & Copyright
  • IP - Patents
Nakanoshima Central Tower 24th floor 2-2-7 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0005
Osaka Japan

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IR Global - Shortlisted 2017

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate / M&A 
  • Cross-border Transactions 
  • IP Litigation / IP Transaction 
  • Anti-trust
  • Restructuring / Insolvency 
  • China 


The Best Lawyers international 2014, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Intellectual Property Law (First Year Listed: 2012)


Kyoto University (LL.B.), 1997
Northwestern University, School of Law (LL.M.), 2008
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP (Chicago, USA) and AllBright Law Office (Shanghai, China), 2008-2009

Bar Admissions: 

Japan (2000)
New York (2009)

Major Activities:

Vice-Chair of Intellectual Property Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
Member of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)
Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Deputy Secretary-General of Kansai Branch Office, Japan Arbitrators Association
Member of Committee on International Relations, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Member, Licensing Executives Society Japan
Member, IP Lawyers Network Japan
Member, Japanese Global Network for Bankruptcy Lawyers Japan

Major Seminars:

“Doing business in Japan, particularly, in Osaka and other parts of the Kansai area”, CLE Webinar sponsored by
The State Bar of California, December, 2013
“Nuts and Bolts of English Language Contracts”, sponsored by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO),
October, 2013
“Investment in Indonesia” with Maulana and Partners, Indonesia and Namura & Partners, May 2013
“Strategy for patent application and litigation in US under AIA regime” with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, DLA Piper LLP, April 2013
“Dealing with US-Japan Cartel Investigations” with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and Namura & Partners, April 2012
“Revised Civil Procedure Code and Cross-border Disputes”, March 2012
"Addressing International Breach Incidents” at IAPP Global Privacy Summit, Washington D.C., March 2011
“Topics on recent US Patent – 2010 KSR Guidelines Update”, Licensing Executives Society Japan, January 2011
“Recent Chinese Law”, co-sponsored by Kansai Economic Federation and Osaka Bar Association, January, February 2011
“Transfer of Technology- Difficult issues in licensing” at IBA Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, October 2010
“Patent Litigation and Border Enforcement in Japan, US (ITC) and Korea (KTC)”, Research institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, July 2010

Major Publications:

“The America Invents Act, a practical guide by US and Japanese lawyers and patent attorneys” (editor and
co-author), Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation
“Demise of False Patent Marking Cases”, The Lawyers, February 2012
“IBA Guidelines for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses (Japanese translation)” (co-author), IBA website,
December 2011
“Patent Litigation and Border Enforcement in Japan, US (ITC) and Korea (KTC)”, Chizai Prism, February 2011
“Easy Guide for Company Act” (coauthor), Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing

Japanese & English

Firm Description

Founded in 1964, Daiichi Legal Professional Corporation is a full-service commercial law firm representing domestic and global companies through its Tokyo and Osaka offices. 

We have a long history of handling matters in conventional practice areas, such as IP, labor & employment, insolvency, and commercial and IP litigation. In fact, Daiichi lawyers are continuously highly-ranked in “Best Lawyers in Japan” in the areas of Corporate and M&A, IP, Labor and Employment, Real Estate, Insolvency, and Criminal Defense.

At the same time, we are also responsive to the fast-changing demands of international commerce and technology that our clients face. We are well-positioned to provide our clients with cutting-edge advice in matters involving such emerging legal fields as Blockchain Technology, AI, RPA, Big Data and IoT.

As a mid-sized firm, we are committed to providing our clients with superior legal advice and innovative solutions so you can achieve your goals.

Our motto is “Your Vision First”.